The owners of Tacoma's Primo Grill will receive honorary degrees from Tacoma Community College in recognition of their contributions to the school and its students.
For the past eight years, Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner have raised and donated more than $70,000 to a TCC art scholarship.
"We believe in strong local connections," Plattner said. "We display the artwork of local artists and support local wineries and also local farmers of produce, meats and seafood. Being part of our community is very important for us."
Some TCC art students, in fact, helped design and paint Primo's tables.
Plattner and McManus will receive honary Associate Degrees during Saturday's commencement at the Tacoma Dome.